Paddington Bear floated through downtown  Stamford during the 2011UBS Parade Spectacular. Photo: Keelin Daly

Join Paddington Bear in Stamford to help end homelessness

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In January you can help the Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness and childhood favorite Paddington Bear in their mission. This holiday season they joined forces to launch be homeful, a special campaign designed to help families on the brink of homelessness stay in the comfort of home. As part of their campaign, the Avon Theater […] [Read More]
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Intrigued by clocks and the idea of time, artist Michael Johnston creates unique exhibit in Newtown

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Michael Johnston of Newtown is obsessed with sharp edges and technical designs, as well as futuristic concepts and clocks. Now he’s found a way to channel those obsessions into art. See for yourself at his latest exhibit, “Optimus Time,” at Newtown Town Hall, on the campus of Fairfield Hills. The show includes about 30 clocks. […] [Read More]
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St. Stephen’s presents ‘Carols by Candlelight’ on Saturday, Dec. 20, in Ridgefield

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Danbury resident Thomas Carr, seen here,  will be a featured soloist in “Carols by Candlelight,” the annual Christmas concert of St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Ridgefield, on Saturday, Dec. 20, at 7 p.m. The concert will take place in the church’s sanctuary at 351 Main St. The concert is a celebration of Advent and Christmas […] [Read More]
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Best of the Holidays: Toy stores in SW Connecticut

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UPDATE: And the winner is….Magic Beans in Fairfield! We know which toys are trending this holiday season (click to find out), but where do you go to get them in southwestern Connecticut? For this installment of “Best of the Holidays” we want to know which local toy shop you choose when it’s time to buy […] [Read More]

‘Voices of Poetry/Comfort & Joy’ to be presented on Sunday, Dec. 21, at Hunt Hill Farm in New Milford

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The Silo will present “Voices of Poetry / Comfort & Joy” on Sunday, Dec. 21. This afternoon of original poetry and music – to celebrate the holiday season – starts at 2 p.m., It will be held at The Red Barn at Hunt Hill Farm on Crossman Road in New Milford. A meet-and-greet reception with […] [Read More]
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Got a talented kid who loves to cook? ‘MasterChef Junior’ open casting call will be Saturday, Dec. 13, in Manhattan

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  A casting call will be held in New York City on Saturday, Dec. 13, for ”MasterChef Junior.” To pre-register and secure a spot on line, visit www.masterchefjuniorcasting.com  Parents or guardians must remain with their child/children during the casting call. Adults are asked to bring an apron for their child/children. The food and the equipment will be provided. The casting call […] [Read More]
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Connecticut Choral Society to present Candlelight and Carols Concert in Danbury Sunday, Dec. 21

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Tickets are available for the Connecticut Choral Society’s two Candlelight and Carols concerts. The first is Saturday, Dec. 20, at 4 p.m., at First Congregational Church in Watertown. The second is Sunday, Dec. 21, at 4 p.m., at First Congregational Church in Danbury. The Connecticut Choral Society — named as one of the top five choral groups in […] [Read More]
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In from the cold: Scientist to share stories of discovery from the Antarctica

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Dr. Nathan Smith is no stranger to the Antarctica, where he has been digging for dinosaurs and other fossils for some time. But, he will enjoy a warmer venue on Tuesday, Dec. 9, when he visits Greenwich’s Bruce Museum to reveal some of his finds, as well as others. Smith, who teaches biology at Howard […] [Read More]
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Art that connects continents on display in Norwalk

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More than 100 young artists will have their work on display for the next three weeks, as part of the International Children’s Art Exhibit, which is presented Creative Connections. This Norwalk-based nonprofit organization works to foster cultural exchanges, particularly arts-based projects between classrooms in the United States and around the world. “Food for Thought” features […] [Read More]

Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra, String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble to perform in Ridgefield on Sunday, Dec. 7

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The Western Connecticut Youth Orchestra will present its first concert of the season on Sunday, Dec. 7 at 4 p.m. at the Ridgefield High School auditorium in Ridgefield.  The concert will feature performances by the WCYO Symphony Orchestra, String Ensemble and Wind Ensemble. The String Ensemble, under the direction of Justin Elkins, will perform an […] [Read More]
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